The new movie "Ghosts of Mississippi" has significance beyond the content of Sean Mitchell's article ("Waking the Ghosts," Dec. 15). It is one of only several major media acknowledgments of what assistant district attorney Bobby DeLaughter called the "crucial" role of my dear friend Delmar Dennis and his testimony (discovered by DeLaughter in my 1975 book "Klandestine") concerning Byron De La Beckwith's admission of murdering Medgar Evers.
This new evidence made possible Beckwith's indictment, secured his 1994 conviction and justice after almost three decades. That much, to some extent, is shown in the film. And Myrlie Evers told Delmar at the trial she knew how important his role had been.